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24-year-old man arrested over murder of parents

Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of killing his parents at their home.
According to police, the bodies of Katsuhiro Takahira, 55, and his wife Yoko, 54, were found at around 8 a.m. on Thursday, Fuji TV reported. When Katsuhiro did not show up for work on Wednesday, his company contacted police who went to the house on Wednesday night and then again Thursday morning.
Katsuhiro’s body was on the second floor, while his wife’s body was downstairs. They had suffered stab wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A blood-stained knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was also found in the house.
The couple’s son, Tsuyoshi Ito, a company employee, was arrested on Thursday night after being found in a car parking lot in the nearby city of Saijo just after 12 noon. Police said he has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motive.


© Japan Today
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